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  • Jen Hughson

    Lars Hanson was the founder of Walnut Grove, the first person people ask when they need a job or to sell their farms. He was also a town elder.He was a good friend of Charles, Dr Baker, Rev Alden, and Nels. When the Ingalls, Garveys, and Olesons return to Walnut Grove they find a ghost town. Lars is ill and tells Charles the town can't be saved. But with everyone's help it's returned it to its former glory. Lars died months later happy. Played by Karl Swenson (23 Jul 1908 – 08 Oct 1978)

  • DM Lyons

    Karl Swenson as Lars Hanson in Little House on the Prairie

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